Music Nova Scotia Music & Industry Award Winners 2012

by aanationtalk on November 12, 20121865 Views

November 11, 2012

Liverpool, Nova Scotia – 48 Music Nova Scotia awards were handed out on Sunday, November 11 between the Music & Industry Awards Brunch at the newly opened White Point Beach Lodge and the NSLC Gala Awards Show as the first music event at the Queens Place Emera Centre. 
Rich Aucoin and Wintersleep lead the pack with three wins each, followed by multiple winners J-Bru, The Modern Grass, Keith Mullins and SpinCount Music & Promotions. After an online vote open to the public, Ben Caplan takes home the coveted Music Nova Scotia Entertainer of the Year Award. 
In addition to activating all of the Music Nova Scotia award categories for the first time ever, there were ties in both Booking Agent of the Year and Country/Bluegrass Recording of the Year, This makes 2012 the most awarded year to date with a total of 50 winners between the two ceremonies. 
The complete list of winners are as follows:
Presented at the NSLC Gala Awards Show:
New Artist Recording of the Year – Dylan Guthro, All That’s True
Music Video of the Year – Rich Aucoin/Noah Pink, It (click here to watch)
Male Artist Recording of the Year – David Myles, Into The Sun
Female Artist Recording of the Year – Christina Martin, Sleeping With A Stranger
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year – Joel Plaskett, You’re Mine
Group Recording of the Year – Wintersleep, Hello Hum
Recording of the Year – Wintersleep, Hello Hum
Music Nova Scotia Entertainer of the Year – Ben Caplan
Presented at the Music & Industry Awards Brunch:
Aboriginal Recording of the Year – Angelo Spinazzola, The First Nations Songwriting Sessions
Alternative Recording of the Year – Wintersleep, Hello Hum
Blues Recording of the Year – John Campbelljohn, Celtic Blues
Children’s Recording of the Year – Keith Mullins/Thom Swift, The Wood Buffalo Youth Song Project
Classical Recording of the Year – The Barra MacNeils, The Barra MacNeils with Symphony Nova Scotia Live in Concert
Country/Bluegrass Recording of the Year (TIE) – Dale Murray, Dream Mountain Dream AND The Modern Grass, High On The Mountain
DJ of the Year – A.A. Wallace
Digital Artist of the Year – Rich Aucoin
Electronic Recording of the Year – Rich Aucoin, We’re All Dying To Live
Folk Recording of the Year – Rose Cousins, We Have Made A Spark
Francophone Recording of the Year – Donna & Andy, La Vie Pour Moi
Hip Hop Recording of the Year – J-Bru, 12 Years and Counting
Inspirational Recording of the Year – Andru Branch, Step Into The Light
Jazz Recording of the Year – Gypsophilia, Constellation
Loud Recording of the Year – Chaos Theory, Chaos Theory
Musician of the Year – Kev Corbett
Rock Recording of the Year – Carleton Stone, Carleton Stone
Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year – The Modern Grass, High On The Mountain
Urban Recording of the Year – J-Bru, 12 Years and Counting
Booking Agent of the Year (TIE) – Heather Gibson AND Jason MacIsaac
Community Presenter of the Year – Chester Playhouse
Company of the Year – SpinCount Music & Promotions
Corporate Sponsor of the Year – Casino Nova Scotia
Educator of the Year – Keith Mullins
Event of the Year – Halifax Pop Explosion
Industry Professional of the Year – Kimberly Sinclair
Manager of the Year – Jason Burns
Media Professional of the Year – Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald
Promoter of the Year – Sonic Concerts
Production Company of the Year – Tour Tech East
Producer Of The Year – Daniel Ledwell
Publicist of the Year – Wendy Phillips
Radio Program of the Year – Atlantic Airwaves, CBC
Radio Station of the Year – CKDU 88.1FM
Recording Studio of the Year – Echo Chamber
Studio Engineer Of The Year – Charles Austin
Technician of the Year – Trevor DeSouza
Venue of the Year – The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
Visual Artist of the Year – Mat Dunlap
Volunteer of the Year – Pam Samson
Music Nova Scotia’s staff and board wish to thank all of the individuals that helped make this event a success, including but not limited to performers, delegates, sponsors, committees, fans, family, and the entire Liverpool and Queens County community. See you next November in Sydney, Nova Scotia for the 16th annual Nova Scotia Music Week.
For more information, please contact:
Lindsay-Bea Davis
Marketing, Communications & Membership
Music Nova Scotia
902-423-6271 x 2
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